Art Lab

WKMA’s Art Lab is a hub for learning where students, makers, educators, and the public can connect, exchange knowledge and ideas, and hone their skills. Equipped with painting, drawing, printmaking, and clay studios; a darkroom; and digital and 3D labs, it’s a space where critical thinking is engaged, curiosity is sparked, and creativity flourishes. It’s a place for examining the rich diversity of our world through the lenses of art, craft, and technology.

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our resident artists

No visit to the Museum is complete without stopping by some of our studio spaces to chat with our talented team of working artists.

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All Upcoming Classes & Programs

March 2023

Adobe Bootcamps

November 14, 2022 - March 30, 2023

ADOBE BOOTCAMPS – Winter 2023 Cost: $175 non-members, $160 members Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Art Lab’s Adobe Bootcamp training sessions are intensive introductions to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects or Premiere Pro, following the official Adobe Classroom in ...

April 2023

Ceramics & Sculpture

December 05, 2022 - April 02, 2023

Ceramics & Sculpture   Physical demands: Ceramics and many approaches in sculpture are labor-centered and require the ability to bend, stand, or sit for long periods. Wheel throwing requires significant hand and arm strength to center and manipulate clay. These courses ...

Homeschool Art Classes

December 19, 2022 - April 26, 2023

Homeschool Art This new series of youth art classes is designed to provide homeschooling students with an affordable, quality, and fun arts education. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays from February through April. All classes ...

May 2023

Cleanse, Heal, Defend (with Phil Ernst)

January 18, 2023 - May 02, 2023

Cleanse, Heal, Defend (with Phil Ernst) Mondays 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 from 6pm-7:30pm Art Lab upper level $25 per class or $150 for the whole course 4 students minimum/12 students maximum   Sometimes we ...

Painting & Drawing

November 29, 2022 - May 10, 2023

  Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, rulers, etc. Classes may involve sitting or standing for long periods and wrist and shoulder mobility. Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications if needed.   Supplies:

Teen Lab

December 06, 2022 - May 10, 2023

TEEN LAB - SPRING 2023   Teen Lab takes participants through a variety of studio art and/or digital processes, art lectures, and art films to challenge thinking, build technical skills and support the development of creative voice. Note that clay projects will need to be ...

Special Topics

November 28, 2022 - May 15, 2023

Special Topics    Guest Instructors:   Patrick Savage is a freelance, professional photographer and digital creative advocate with over a decade-and-a-half of professional experience. As a Mass Communications graduate of East Tennessee State University, most of his ...

Open Studios

January 01, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Open Studios We offer open studio All open studio sessions must be reserved 48 hours in advance to ensure staff are available to to monitor the facilities and equipment. Timed studio sessions include setup and cleanup, so users must plan accordingly. All participants must ...

Little Lambs Fiber Arts

January 05, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Little Lambs Fiber Arts Little Lambs Fiber Arts is a sheep-to-shawl youth fiber arts program generously funded by the Francis R. Dewing Foundation. Little Lambs provides affordable classes to children from 6 months to 12 years of age exploring fiber art methods as sensory, therapeutic, ...

June 2023


November 28, 2022 - June 02, 2023

What is printmaking? Printmaking is a fine art reproductive process with many variations that use aspects of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and even photography. It involves creating a unique image on a repeatable surface (matrix), then obtaining multiple identical impressions from that surface. All levels ...

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